Diane Doolittle serves as Co-Chair of the firm's National Trial Practice Group. She litigates and tries high-stakes complex commercial, intellectual property and white collar cases. Ms. Doolittle has tried more than 70 cases and won 92%. She is repeatedly recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in the United States. In 2012, she was named a "Top Female Trial Attorney," one of only 15 women nationally to be selected for this inaugural honor by Law360. For seven of the last eight years, she has been selected by the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals as a "Top Women Lawyer" in California. In 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2019 she was recognized by The Recorder as one of the "Women Leaders in Tech Law."
Ms. Doolittle has tried a wide variety of complex disputes with tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in dispute in state and federal courts across the country, including misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark, antitrust, fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition and insurance coverage. She has tried multiple employment cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge. Ms. Doolittle also has extensive experience trying criminal cases, from street crimes to white collar crimes. Because of her unique trial skills, Ms. Doolittle is often engaged in the weeks or months before trial, specifically to act as trial counsel.
As a former prosecutor, Ms. Doolittle brings special expertise to, and spends a significant amount of time, defending corporations, officers and directors in parallel civil and criminal matters, including under the federal securities laws, the False Claims Act, and the FCPA. She also litigates intellectual property disputes, including cutting-edge disputes over the intersection of intellectual property law and the Internet.
Ms. Doolittle is also a go-to lawyer for sensitive, high profile cases that require the development and coordination of civil, criminal, media and public relations strategies, which often involve coordinating and interfacing with multiple law firms and constituencies.
Ms. Doolittle lectures extensively about trial practice. Currently, she teaches trial advocacy and deposition practice at Stanford Law School.